Taught course

Computing with International Business with Work Placement

Institution
University of Dundee · School of Science and Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You should have, or expect to have, a degree in a subject other than computing, with a grade equivalent to at least a Class 2.2 Honours degree from a UK university, or equivalent qualifications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Computing with International Business with Work Placement offers students a practical mix of technical computing modules such as internet programming and software development and business modules like economics for business managers and international business strategy.

At the University of Dundee we have a flexible approach to Computing with International Business with Work Placement. This course can be tailored to suit students with a strong computing background or those with less experience seeking to develop their skills while simultaneously developing their business acumen.

You select six taught modules, three per semester, during the period September-April. You make module selections with your advisor, and this will be partially dictated by your background and previous study, plus any timetabling restrictions.

Any module which has a significant overlap with your previous education will be disallowed, for students with a computing-related degree this will usually include most of the modules shown +.

Four Computing modules from:

  • Software Development+
  • Technology Innovation Management
  • Computer Vision
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computing the User Experience
  • Big Data Analysis
  • Database Systems
  • Secure Internet Programming
  • Software Engineering+
  • Agile Engineering
  • Computing Research Frontiers
  • Research Methods
  • Human Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering

Two Business modules from:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Performance Management and Reporting
  • Operations Management and Change
  • Business Accounting for Non-specialists
  • Principles of Marketing Practice
  • International Business Strategy
  • Global Marketing
  • Human Resource Management Strategies
  • Marketing Management and Strategy
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • International Human Resource Management

Subject to examination performance, you then progress to the MSc project which runs from May to September.

After the project you have the opportunity to undertake a work placement, giving a valuable introduction to computing employment and a further opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills.

Please note that some of the modules in the programme are shared with other masters programmes and some of the teaching and resources may be shared with our BSc programme. These joint classes offer a valuable opportunity to learn from, and discuss the material with, other groups of students with different backgrounds and perspectives.

The taught modules are assessed by continuous assessment plus end of semester examinations in December and March/April. The project is assessed by dissertation and the work placement by report and presentation.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
15 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Keith Edwards
Email
k.j.edwards@dundee.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1382 384463